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    Report: BMW looking to fix i3 acceleration problem uncovered by Consumer Reports
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    The BMW i3 has been hailed in some quarters as the future of electric mobility, what with its innovative carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic body and commitment to sustainable materials wherever possible. The modernist little hatch is even available with a 650cc two-cylinder gas engine with 34 ...

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    Report: BMW to launch loaner program to avoid range anxiety on i models
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    BMW is looking to stave off electric vehicle range anxiety with a new program that offers buyers a free gasoline loaner with every i3 purchase. Ward's Auto reports BMW is confident that the EV will give buyers the kind of transportation they need for 90 percent of their trips. The loaners, ...

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    Report: 2014 BMW i3 to feature range-extending 652-cc motorcycle engine?
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    BMW officially unveiled its i3 concept ahead of the car's on-stage debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Details on the i3 and upcoming i8 poured out. Click here for all of that initial info. Recently, Consumer Reports' Eric Evarts spoke about the i3 with BMW chief engineer Ulli Kranz. Evarts ...

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    Lotus and Fagor Ederlan Group to produce range-extender engine
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    Lotus Evora 414E Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Lotus Engineering has reached an agreement with the Spanish Fagor Ederlan Group to develop and produce a small engine for use as a range extender in electric vehicles – a system similar to that found in the Chevrolet ...

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    Next-gen Volt could use diesel, two-cylinder or rotary range extender
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    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Back in 2006 when the Chevrolet Volt was first conceived, its extended-range electric (ER-EV) powertrain was originally dubbed E-Flex as its configuration was designed to be flexible. The only part of the system that was constant ...

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    Geneva Preview: Audi A1 e-tron is extended-range EV with Wankel rotary generator
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    2011 Audi A1 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Audi still hasn't released any images of its new electric A1 e-tron concept, but it has revealed some details of the car. Unlike the two previous e-tron sports car concepts that were both pure battery electric models, this one is a ...

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    LiveChat: GM VP Jon Lauckner talks Chevrolet Volt with us tonight at 6PM EST!
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    For all those interested in the progress of Chevrolet's pivotal 2011 Volt, take note: Autoblog is taking part in a four-way live-chat with Jon Lauckner, General Motors' Vice President Global Program Management tonight at 6:00pm EST. The best part? You get to ask the questions. We will be joined in ...

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    Is Tesla Motors working with Daimler?
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    A few months back, Tesla Motors revealed that its upcoming WhiteStar sedan would be available in two variants, a pure battery electric like the Roadster and a range-extended electric more like the Chevy Volt. We still don't have many details on the car, although we do know that lessons learned ...

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